Tinubu Summons Interior minister, Tunji-Ojo aftermath of Betta Edu Suspension, EFCC Investigates

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President Bola Tinubu has summoned the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, over payment of N438 million as consultancy fee to a company linked to him by suspended Minister Betta Edu of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

The company, New Planet Project Limited, was one of the numerous consultants awarded contracts from N3 billion given out by the suspended minister for the National Social Register contract.

Recall that the social register was created for cash transfers and other social investment programmes.

New Planet Project Limited was initially paid N279 million for verification of the list and another N159 million for the same purpose.

Some Nigerians on social media have been calling for the suspension of the interior minister, too, after Edu was suspended.

Concurrently, Betta Edu who was suspended on Monday 8th January by President Tinubu, today visited the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Headquarters for grilling over the payment of N585 million into a private account.

Edu has also failed to pay the 9 months Npower beneficiaries arrears, which she promised last December, but paid only one month. The 8 months of the beneficiaries is still pending.

The Presidency has directed the EFCC to investigate the allegations the suspended Minister, Betta Edu and her counter in Interior Tunji-Ojo  and furnish their findings for necessary actions.

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